Archive for May, 2009

Earliest animal traces solve time-gap mystery

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Meet the ancestors: blobs of gelatinous goo that were some of the first animals on Earth. The fossil traces have been discovered in Canadian rocks some 850 million years old – potentially solving a major problem for the origin of animal life. And going back in time another two billion years, evidence of the earliest [...]

Suxishvilebi (Part 4)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

10 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Friday, May 8th, 2009

We expect the prowess of our joints and lungs to slowly decline as we age, but the thought of our minds doing the same is intolerable. Here are some top prevention tips worth their weight in wits, plus a few to forget. 1. Do something! Scientists are starting to think that regular aerobic exercise may [...]

Suxishvilebi (Part 3)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

10 Surprising Sex Statistics

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Whether it’s penis size, papillomavirus risk, or profligate pregnancies, it’s good to know the numbers. Check out these stats to see if you are well within the sexual mean — or if you’re off the charts. 1. Are you infected? At least 50 percent of sexually active men and women will have a genital HPV [...]

Suxishvilebi (Part 2)

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Women Smell Better than Men

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Body odor reveals more than when we last showered — it also packs important biological information. And apparently women are better at catching the scent of body odor than men, a new study found. “It is quite difficult to block a woman’s awareness of body odor. In contrast, it seems rather easy to do so [...]

Suxishvilebi (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Cheryl Cole named World’s Sexiest Woman 2009 by FHM

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Cheryl Cole, the Girls Aloud singer, has been named as the World’s Sexiest Woman 2009 by the magazine FHM. Cole, 25, beat last year’s winner, the American actress and model Megan Fox, into second place. The X Factor talent show judge’s accolade comes after she said recently that she hates looking thin and gets nicknamed [...]

New German law restricts genetic testing

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The German Parliament has passed legislation to limit the genetic testing of humans. It bans secret paternity tests and severely restricts the use of genetic testing by employers and insurance companies. Health Minister Ulla Schmidt welcomed the new law as a crucial step in protecting the rights of patients. She said that after 10 years [...]